Good Sun Protection Must Start Early!
by Alison Blackman
For many years, I was an Aveeno brand ambassador. Aveeno uses high-quality natural ingredients and their products are easy, pleasant and effective to use at affordable prices.
For the majority of consumers, this is what matters most!
One of the things Aveeno touts is Active Naturals ®Ingredients in their products. To quote Aveeno: “ACTIVE NATURALS® ingredients are derived from nature and uniquely formulated by the AVEENO® brand to optimize skin’s health and beauty.” These include soy, blackberry, feverfew, wheat, shitake, seaweed, southernwood, and lotus.
Big Benefits for Baby’s Skin!
The skin of babies and young children are particularly vulnerable. If you don’t protect it immediately from the sun’s damaging rays, the damage continues to build.
My mom slathered my fair, freckled skin with all sorts of nasty potions. As a result, I didn’t want to go out in the sun very much!
Fortunate are babies and toddlers today, because their moms have new Aveeno® Baby Continuous Protection® Sensitive Skin Zinc Oxide Sunscreen SPF 50.
The products come in tear-free, paraben-free lotion and a solid face stick.
These Aveeno Baby sun protection products have 100% naturally-sourced broad spectrum physical sunblocks: Zinc Oxide (6.8%) and 8.1% Titanium Dioxide and soothing, nourishing. Active Naturals® Oat.
Physical sunscreens like this coat the skin and shield it from UVA and UVB light by absorbing and scattering ultraviolet rays. ccording to Dermatologist
According to Dermatologist Jeanine Downie, since there are very few contact dermatitis allergies to zinc oxide, it’s a great option even for babies with skin conditions like eczema or neonatal acne.
“Baby” your Skin Too
Adults with skin conditions can benefit from these new products, too! My new favorite to carry in my purse is the Aveeno Baby Face Stick SPF 5o, I like the unscented, unsticky .5 oz. solid that
fits easily into a purse or pocket. My skin is sensitive and it works so well, I’m using it on my Face, ears, hands, and feet….wherever I feel the sun hitting me during the day.
Adult Sun Protection Products:
In my family, some of our familiar favorites are the Aveeno Protect +Hydrate SPF sun protection lotions.
We like these because they’re pleasant to use, very lightly scented, absorb quickly, are oil-free and won’t clog pores, provide broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection.
Aveeno offers 24-hour skin hydration (I can’t quantify this but they make your skin feel nice), and are chlorine, salt, water and sweat-resistant up to 80 minutes.
The oil-free non-comedogenic formulas absorb fast on body and face, don’t burn your eyes and they’re dermatologist recommended.
The Aveeno Active Naturals Protect & Hydrate Lotion Sunscreens also feature Colloidal Oatmeal.
This is not just a soothing ingredient, but it also helps to protect your skin against dehydration.
Whether you choose the SPF 30, 50 or 70, Enviroguard Technology” provides photo- stable, (won’t degrade when the sun hits your skin) coverage.
AVEENO PROTECT + HYDRATE ® Lotion Sunscreen with Broad Spectrum SPF 70 is for those who really want the maximum protection.
The actives in this SPF product are: 3% avobenzone, 15% homosalate, 5% octisalate, 10% octocrylene and 6% oxybenzone.
While some say it doesn’t matter how much SPF there is once you’re over a certain amount, those of us with fair, sensitive skin will disagree (as long as it doesn’t irritate your skin).
The higher SPF didn’t personally bother my skin, either. Suggested retail price: SPF 30: $9.99 3 oz. tube & SPF 70: $10.99 3 oz. tub.
Everyone’s skin is different, but I tested the SPF 70 in Mexico where the sun’s rays are brutal, and I didn’t burn (do wear a hat and sunglasses and re-apply it every 2 hours or more).